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Backstreet Cafe

#36 of 6,970 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neartown/ Montrose
American, International, Eclectic
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
713-521-2239
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really very good food in a relaxed atmosphere

First time here and very impressed ... good food in a very relaxed atmosphere sitting under the trees on the back patio away from the hustle of the world outside ... perfect. Honestly, the food was excellent and the service discreet and we just chilled out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
James H
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

First time here and very impressed ... good food in a very relaxed atmosphere sitting under the trees on the back patio away from the hustle of the world outside ... perfect. Honestly, the food was excellent and the service discreet and we just chilled out.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was our second visit to this Houston restaurant but our first review. We were a party of five, enjoying a pre-graduation dinner. My wife, two daughters (one a vegetarian), a very good friend of one daughter and me. The food we ordered was varied, from no-surprise veggie to seafood to a "Texas steak". Everything was excellent. The service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here for the first time for Sunday brunch a few weeks ago. I had heard it was good and I had heard right because everything was perfect: the food, the ambiance and the service. We told the host at the front that we had never been so we asked if we needed a reservation because... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We've been going to Hugo's for a while and one day I decided to go to their website after a year of going to Hugo's itself. To my surprise I found out that the owner Hugo Ortega had four other restaurants in Houston all of which serve some fantastic food. Backstreet serve more a continental menu, steaks, chicken, duck with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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185 reviews 185 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been going to Backstreet Cafe for years (almost 20, I think).... and it has always been a very pleasant experience - from the service to the food and the fantastic setting with the backyard porch. Over the years, the restaurant has maintained is quality service and food - which is amazing given the transitive nature of the Houston... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were in Houston for a private Cellar Angels event on "Derby Saturday" and wanted an exceptional dining experience. Backstreet Cafe was located via search and everything was fantastic. We arrived without a reservation on Saturday around 12:30pm. Within 25 minutes and a Mint Julep (which was served in a silver tankard with muddled mint!) later we were seated outside... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Came here for Easter Brunch and this place was amazing. Packed due to the holiday, the service was still outstanding. They had a small Mimosa bar outside in front while you were waiting for a seat. They had tables everywhere, front patio, inside, an upstairs area and a back patio. It has a very at home feel to it inside... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am always excited when I can go to Backstreet because everything is so delicious. I've been here on a double date but this place is perfect for a girls day brunch. Keep in mind to always make a reservation because they are booked every weekend because its that delicious. :)

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Catonsville, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a great find north of the Rice University area. Beautiful outside garden seating in a private courtyard with fountain. There for lunch. Excellent service and wait staff recommendations. Had a chowder with a lobster salad brioche. Excellent.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Such a cool little restaurant in an old home surrounded with trees , seating on the front porch if you bring a pet or backyard for an open outdoors feel or indoors for a warm cozy dinner. Beautiful around sunset with candlelight and outdoor lighting is on. We had crab cakes, shrimp and cheese grits, and filet with garlic mashed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: 713-521-2239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?